Friday, October 26, 2007
Five deer take a dip in backyard pool
A Woodstock, Maryland couple have quite a story to tell after five deer dived into their backyard swimming pool and couldn't get out. Bob and Judy Olwine were closing down the 5-foot-deep pool for the winter, when the party crashers apparently wanted one last dip. The Olwines were inside their house when it happened but heard all the commotion. Bob saw them walk down the steps and descend into four feet of water. Four Baltimore County police officers arrived, then a fifth officer with a long snatch pole, the kind commonly used to ensnare stray dogs. They spent the next hour or so getting the deer out of the pool. There's a video with the 911 call plus a gallery of photos on this page.